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Dr. Keith Whisnant Turner
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Dr. Keith Whisnant Turner
Associate Professor-College of Public Affairs and Community Service
 
Contact address   Center for Studies in Aging, Department of Sociology, University of North Texas, PO Box 310919, Denton, Texas 76203-0919     
Email  Keith.Turner@UNT.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-4737   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Doctor of PhilosophyInterdisciplinary StudiesUniversity of Cincinnati1989
 Master of ArtsPsychologyUniversity of Cincinnati1974
 Bachelor of SciencePsychologyXavier University1971
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology Download Syllabus
Summer 5W2 2013AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology Download Syllabus
Fall 2013AGER4500900Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Spring 2013AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology Download Syllabus
Summer 2012AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology Download Syllabus
Fall 2012AGER4500900Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Fall 2012AGER4500950Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Spring 2012AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology Download Syllabus
Summer 2011AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology Download Syllabus
Summer 2011AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology Download Syllabus
Summer 2011AGER4500900Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Summer 2011AGER4500950Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Summer 2011AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology Download Syllabus
Summer 2011AGER4500900Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Summer 2011AGER4500950Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Fall 2011AGER4500900Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Fall 2011AGER4500950Long-Term Care Case Management with Older Adults Download Syllabus
Spring 2011AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology3Download Syllabus
Fall 2010AGER4550001Sociology of Aging3Download Syllabus
Fall 2010AGER5500001Retirement & Retirement Preparation3 
Fall 2010SOCI4550001Sociology of Aging3Download Syllabus
Spring 2010AGER4250001Topics in Gerontology108 
Spring 2010AGER5350001Basic Mediation Skills in Aging27 
Spring 2010AGER5790900Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation in S57Download Syllabus
Spring 2010AGER6500001Regulatory Strategies57Download Syllabus
5W1 2010AGER4250001Mediation in Aging and Community Services II3 
5W1 2010AGER5250001Mediation in Aging and Community Services II3 
5W2 2010AGER4250001Grant Proposal Writing3 
5W2 2010AGER5800001Grant Proposal Writing3 
toggle toggle Research and Expertise
Advocacy
 

Aging and Disabilities Policy/Planning Research
 

Board Leadership Training
 

Coalition Building
 

Community Planning
 

Conciliation
 

Designing Dispute Resolution Systems
 

Geriatric Health Policy Planning
 

Geriatric Health Services Research
 

Geriatric Program Development
 

Geriatrics
 

Grant proposal writing
 

Health Administration
 

Health Policy
 

Health Services Research
 

Media Programming
 

Mediation
 

Needs Assessment
 

Negotiation
 

Organizational Development
 

Program Evaluation
 

Strategic Planning
 

Sustainability in Community Development
 

Volunteer Leadership Development
 

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2008-PresentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of SociologyCollege of Public Affairs and Community ServiceUniversity of North Texas
2006-PresentDirector of Masters Degree ProgramDepartment of Applied GerontologyCollege of Public Affairs and Community ServiceUniversity of North Texas
1997-PresentDirectorInstitute for Mediation in Aging  
2008-2009Acting ChairDepartment of Applied GerontologyCollege of Public Affairs and Community ServiceUniversity of North Texas
1997-2008Associate ProfessorDepartment of Applied gerentologyCollege of Public Affairs and Community ServiceUniversity of North Texas
1997-2002Program FacultySchool of Public HealthCollege of MedicineUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center
1991-1997Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Applied GerentologyCenter for studies in AgingUniversity of North Texas
1990-1991Visiting Assistant ProfessorSchool of PlanningCollege of Design, Art, Architecture and PlanningUniversity of Cincinnati
1989-1990Administrative Research Fellow Office of the University DeanUniversity of Cincinnati
1987-1990Adjunct Assistant ProfessorSchool of PlanningCollege of Design, Art, Architecture and PlanningUniversity of Cincinnati
1987-1989Fellow Office of Graduate Studies and ResearchUniversity of Cincinnati
1985-1987Fellow College of MedicineUniversity of Cincinnati
1978-1985Executive Director  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati
1985Interim Senior Center DirectorCouncil on Aging of the Cincinnati Area, Inc. Department of Recreation of the City of Cincinnati
1979-1983Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology and Psychology  Wilmington College
1977-1978Program Administrator  Westchester County Mental Health Association
1973-1978Instructor & Counseling Supervisor  John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York
1971-1973FellowDepartment of Psychology and Division of PsychiatryDivision of PsychiatryUniversity of Cincinnati
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014404020
2012-2013404020
2011-2012404020
2010-2011403030
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next>> 14>> 
  YearPublication  Type
Submitted
Submitted
Disparities in physical activity among elderly members of ethnic and racial groups
J.H. Swan, K. Turner, R. Friis
 
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
In Process
Physical activity, minority elders, and length of residence in the United States
J.H. Swan, K. Turner, R. Friis
 
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2011
Published

The Level of Willingness to Evacuate Among Older Adults. A. Gray-Graves, K. W. Turner, J. H. Swan. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.32(2), 107-121.


 
 
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2010
Published

Foreign-born elders and participation in physical activity
J.H. Swan, K. Turner, D. Sanders. W.N. Orakpo, C. Cready, D. Yeatts
American Public Health Association (APHA) 138th Annual Meeting, Denver, November


 
 
Conference paper
2010
Published
Physical Activity and Senior Centers in Texas
H. Swan, James Keith Turner, Shilpa Shashidhada, David Sanders
Texas Public Health Journal , Vol. 62, No. 2
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
 2010 The Tao of Aging and Disability Resource Centers

K. Whisnant Turner. Invited lecture presented to Dallas County Aging and Disability Resource Center Steering Committee. April, 2010.

 2010 A Paradigm for Planning and Developing Services for Our Older Citizens.
K. Whisnant Turner. Invited lecture presented to students and faculty of San Angelo University. San Angelo, February, 2010.
 2010 An Age Friendly Multi-Disciplinary Public-Private Partnership in Taipei. | Read More...
Yun-Ning Chiu, Yi-Ling Yeh,  Wen-Ling Tsai, Hsiang Hsing Kung, K. Whisnant Turner. Invited lecture presented to the Hong Kong regional conference on Age-Friendly Cities With Cooperation & Participation: The  Asian Pacific Perspective. Hong Kong,  China, November 2010.
 2010 Foreign-Born Elders and Participation in Physical Activity
James H. Swan, Keith Turner, Wil Nnandi Orakpo, Cynthia Cready, and Dale Yeatts.  Poster presentation to the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Denver, Coloraro. November 2010.
 2009 Using Mediation to Improve Quality of Care and Quality of Life.
K. Whisnant Turner. A workshop presented to the Texas Conference on Aging. Arlington, Texas April 2009.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2009-2010Contract to evaluate North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Centers ProjectNorth Central Texas Council of Governments Co-PICompleted
2010Contract Assessing Technological Capacity of the North Central Texas Aging and Disabilities Resource CentersNorth Central Texas Area Agency on Aging Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008-2009Contract Evaluating North Central Texas Agmg amd Disability Resource Centers ImplementationNorth Central Texas Council of Governments Co-PICompleted
2004-2005Seniors and Volunteers for Childhood ImmunicationTexas Department of Health100,000Research ScientistCompleted
2002-2003Developing Medical Home Models of CareHealth Research and Services Administration180,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-2001Seniors and Volunteers for Childhood ImmunizationAdministration on Aging, HHS85,000Research ScientistCompleted
1997-1999Community Oriented Partnership CenterUS Department of Housing and Urban Development400,000 and 150,000Senior PersonnelCompleted
1996-1998Service contract to conduct training and to mediate coalition building efforts targeting integration of aging and developmental disabilities networksTexas Department on Aging, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Central Texas Area Agency on Aging, United Way of Central Texas, Inc. & Institute for Mediation in Aging OtherCompleted
1997Service contract to conduct service training for administration, staff, and vendors in negotiation of service delivery and family-oriented disputes.Houston County Area Agency on Aging & Institute for Mediation in Aging OtherCompleted
1993-1994Aging and disability state-wide planning investigation.Texas Rehabilitation Commission100,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1992-1993State-wide investigation on aging and disability service/systems.Texas Rehabilitation Commission100,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1991-1993Academic/Provider Agency Teams in Eldercare CoalitionsAdministration on Aging, HHS200,000Research ScientistCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2008-PresentUnited Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.Other Steering Committee: Frazier Courts Financial Stability Initiatiive
2006-presentAppointed by Denton County Judge to represent Denton County on the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Aging Advisory CommitteeOther Planning oversight and monitoring of aging services to 16 county region
2002-presentAppointed by the Denton County Health Department to its Community Advisory Committee to advise in public health affairs and strategize public health responses.Other Consultant
2000-presentCo-Chair of Geriatric Services Workgroup of the Denton County Healthy Communities Coalition charged to identify, prioritize, and strategize issues of access and disparity within the senior populationOther Community Planning
2000-presentSenior Citizen Services of Tarrant County and Institute for Mediation in AgingOther Evaluation Research
2002-2005Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Fort Worth Chapter Institute for Mediation in AgingOther Board Training & Strategic Planning
2005SPAN, Inc.Other Institute for Mediation in Aging. Strategic planning and marketing technical assistance.
2002Adult Day Services of North Texas, Inc.Other Strategic Planning, Institute for Mediation in Aging. Conducted strategic planning for non-profit agency serving Tarrant and Denton Counties. A UNT Service learning project.
2002Denton County providers ofOther Coalition Building
1993-1996United Way of Denton County, Inc., Denton, TexasOther Allocations Committee Member
1992-1995Chisholm Trail Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, Denton, TexasOther Trustee
1991-1994Fairhaven Retirement Home, Denton, TexasOther Advisory Board Member
1989-1990Kellogg Foundation; United Way of America, Inc.; Cincinnati Metropolitan Area United Way and Community Chest, Cincinnati, OhioOther Project Consultant
1990Ohio Department of Health; Cincinnati Health Department; Community Action Agency, Cincinnati, OhioOther Project Consultant
1988U.S. Department of Labor; Ohio Bureau of Employment Services; Hamilton County Department of Human Services, Cincinnati, OhioOther Program Evaluation Consultant
1986-1987Dencare, Inc., a Cincinnati-based dental PPO organizationOther Information Systems Consultant
1987Planning Division of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area United Way and Community Chest; in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati School of Planning, Cincinnati, OhioOther Project Research Coordinator
1986Central Ohio River Valley Association, Inc. (CORVA); in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati School of Planning, Cincinnati, OhioOther Research Consultant and Data Analyst
1983-1985St. Joseph Villa & Altercrest Orphanages, Cincinnati, OhioOther Trustee
1981-1985Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OhioOther Delegate
1980-1985Senior Companions Program (Federally funded ACTION program), Cincinnati, OhioOther Trustee Chairperson
1980-1985Foster Grandparents Program (Federally funded ACTION program), Cincinnati, OhioOther Trustee Chairperson
1979-1985Training Institute of the National Academy for Voluntarism of the United Way of America, Inc.; Management Assistance Services Division of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area United Way and Community Chest, Cincinnati, OhioOther Board Trainer and Management Consultant
1983-1984HUB Services, Inc., Cincinnati, OhioOther Trustee President
1982-1984National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southwestern Ohio & Northern Kentucky Chapter, Cincinnati, Ohio.Other Trustee
1984Community Services Division of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area United Way and Community Chest, Cincinnati, OhioOther Marketing Film Editor & Director
1983Go Tell It on the Mountain, WCIN radio station, Cincinnati, OhioOther Radio Show Producer and Host
1983United Way of America, Arlington, VirginiaOther Curriculum Consultant & Editor of Board Training Materials
1981-1982Convergence, WBLZ radio station, Dayton, OhioOther Radio Show Producer and Host
1976-1978Certified by the Professional Training Program of Westchester County, New YorkOther Grants Developer
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
 The GerontologistReviewer
 International Journal of Aging and Human DevelopmentReviewer
 Educational GerontologyReviewer
toggle toggle Teaching
Assisted Living Seminar
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Basic Mediation Skills in Aging
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Computer Applications in Community Planning and Administration
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Ethical Issues in Planning and Administration
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Masters]


Ethnic and Cultural Variations in Service Delivery
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Fundamentals of Social Work
 

Wilmington College [Undergraduate]


Group Counseling I: Compensatory Learning
 

John Jay College [Undergraduate]


Group Counseling II: Learning Opportunities in Higher Education
 

John Jay College [Undergraduate]


Group Counseling III: Career Planning and Decision-Making Strategies
 

John Jay College [Undergraduate]


Health and Human Behavior
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Masters]


Health, Disease, and Environment
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Masters]


Housing for the Elderly
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Human Behavior in Organizations
 

Wilmington College [Undergraduate]


Introduction to Long-Term Care
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Masters]


Introduction to Psychology
 

Wilmington College [Undergraduate]


Introduction to Sociology
 

Wilmington College [Undergraduate]


Law Enforcement Community Relations
 

Wilmington College [Undergraduate]


Management Theory and Behavior in Health Care Organizations
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Masters]


Mediation Practice in Aging
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Needs Assessment and Planning Community Programs
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Problem in Lieu of Thesis
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Processes of Aging
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Professional Seminar on Applications in Aging Practice
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters Capstone]


Professional Seminar on Programs in Aging [Grant Proposal Writing]
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Regulatory Strategies
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Doctoral]


Research Methods in Planning and Health
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Masters]


Retirement & Retirement Preparation
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Social Gerontology
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Social Psychology
 

Wilmington College [Underrgraduate]


Sociology of Aging
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Undergraduate]


Special Problems in Aging
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Masters]


Studies in Aging Field Practicum
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Undergraduate/Graduate]


The Family in Later Life: An Introduction to Advocacy
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Undergraduate]


The Family in Later Life: An Introduction to Advocacy
 

University of North Texas Department of Applied Gerontology [Undergraduate]


Theory of Measurement and Statistics
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Masters]


Theory of Urban Planning
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Undergraduate]


Urban Planning Methods
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Undergraduate]


Use of Data Sources in Health Administration and Planning
 

University of Cincinnati School of Planning [Masters]


toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
GraduatedDr. Janice F. Moore, UNT/TWUMasters/DoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingCaregiving: An exploration of African American male caregiver roles in Texas
GraduatedDr. Adrienne Jackson, UNTDoctoral, ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSex and older Americans: exploring the relationships between frequency of sexual activity and happiness
GraduatedDr. Sharon Coutryer. UNTDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPerceptions of careproviders concerning the normalization/developmental model's replacement of the medical model as the basis for providing education and training to the institutionalized adult with developmental disabilities
GraduatedDr. Jan Weaver. UNTDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAdult day services: State regulatory and reimbursement structure
GraduatedDr. Michael J. Cruz. TWUDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThe sociology of aging: A gay male perspective
GraduatedDr. Anita Geoffrion. TWUDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
GraduatedDr. Jane Nunnelee, UNTDoctoral/ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPets and the level of loneliness in community dwelling older adults
GraduatedDr. Jan H Johnston. UT-ArlingtonDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingRisk, resilience and relocation: a life course exploration of resettlement experiences of public health residents
GraduatedDr. Dorothy Kalanzi. TWUDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAdherence behavior and the impact of HAART on quality of life of Ugandan adults
GraduatedDr. Adrian Tan. UNTDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingEthnic identity of Mexican American children in the post industrial age
GraduatedDr. Princess Jackson. UNTDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingA program committed to the persistence of African-American males in higher education
GraduatedDr. Jennifer Severance. UNTDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingA survey of collaborative efforts between public health and aging services networks in community health centers in Texas
GraduatedDr. David Sanders, UNTDoctoral/ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAn evaluation model for identifying Lewisville and San Angelo, Texas, as senior ready communities
GraduatedDr. Amy Gray.UNTDoctoral/ChairIndustry ResearchThe willingness of older adults to evacuate in the event of a disaster
1999-2000 Ronald E. McNair Post- Baccalaureate Achievement Program MentorUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising 
GraduatedJina Lewallen, UNTDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingHomeless Predictors in the Older Adult Population
GraduatedHelen Bryce,UNTDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPREDICTORS OF QUALITY OF LIFE (QOL): COMPARING BABY BOOMERS, OLDER ADULTS, AND YOUNGER ADULTS USING DATA FROM THE 2010 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
GraduatedJudith Anders, UNTDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingInvestigating the elements that contribute to Nursing Students making Career choices and Employment decisions after graduation from a Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program with a focus on care and services provided to the older adult given the awareness
GraduatedCharles Ewing, UNTDoctoral, ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAn Evaluative Study of the Adoption, Effectiveness and Characteristics Influencing Effectiveness of AMOB/VLL for Participants in North Texas
GraduatedWil Orakp, untoDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDoes Prostate Cancer Begin in the Prostate? Predictors of Prostate Cancer
 PJ MagnesDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Soni RaoDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Matthew WeaverDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Margaret BateDoctoral/ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Lisa PhillipsDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Okyekachi OkoroDoctoral, ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Kendall BruneDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Hsiangsing KungDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 David ComeauDoctoral, ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Eukyung KimDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Carol DabnerDoctoral, ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Sudong KangDoctoral/ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Min ColeDoctoral/ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Melissa McClung (Deceased)Doctoral/ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2008-PresentUnited Way of Metropolitan DallasSteering Committee Member - Frazier Courts Financial Stability Initiative 
2008-PresentFaculty Senate Athletic CouncilMember 
2008-PresentFaculty Senate Committee on Status of People of ColorChair 
2008-PresentMiller Atkins Scholarship Awards CommitteeChair 
2008-PresentMasters and Doctoral Fellows (MDF) Program Awards CommitteeMember 
2008-PresentUNT IDEA Team memberMember 
2004-PresentDenton County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority Advisory CommitteeChair 
2003-presentPACS Student Services CommitteeMember 
2000-PresentDenton County Geriatric Services WorkgroupCo-Chair 
1999-presentGraduate Internship Field PlacementDirector 
1999-presentUndergraduate Internship Field PlacementDirector 
1998-Present SCS Departmental ADA Liaison 
1998-PresentDAG Student Recruitment CommitteeChair 
1997-presentto the UNT Gerontological Student AssociationDepartmental Advisor 
1997-presentto Sigma Phi Omega, Gerontological Professional and Honor SocietyDepartmental Liaison 
1997-PresentProblem-in-Lieu of ThesesChair 
1993-PresentDAG Scholarship CommitteeMember 
2006-2011North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Aging Advisory CommitteePolitical Appointee for Denton County 
2007-2010Faculty Senate Faculty Development Leave CommitteeMember 
2004-2010 Faculty SenatorRepresenting Group VII
2004-2009Faculty Senate Committee on BenefitsMember 
2002-2009PACS Diversity CommitteeChair 
2005-2007Faculty SenateParliamentarian 
1999-2007 SCS Diversity Advisory Representative to OED 
2004-2005Diversity and Community Task Force for the UNT Academic PlanMember 
2002-2005DAG Faculty Search CommitteeChair 
2002-2004Search Committee for Faculty of Department of Applied GerontologyChair 
1997-2002SCS Diversity & Multicultural Affairs CommitteeMember 
2002DAG representative to State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC) for 2002  
1989-2001SCS Grievance CommitteeMember 
1999-2000SCS AD Hoc Student Services CommitteeMember 
1999SCS AD Hoc Grade Appeal CommitteeChair 
1998DAG Personnel & Tenure CommitteeChair 
1998DAG AD-Hoc Faculty Search CommitteeChair 
1996-1997Task Force on SCS Core CurriculumMember 
1996-1997SCS Committee on DiversityChair 
1993-1997Department of Applied Gerontology Comprehensive Examination CommitteeChair 
1997Task Force on SCS & El Centro articulation agreementMember 
1992-1996SCS Committee on Minority AffairsMember & Chair 
1991-1995SCS Library CommitteeMember 
1993-1994SACS Accreditation Subcommittee on Student Development Services University of North Texas
1992-1994CSA Strategic Planning CommitteeMember 
1992-1993SCS ad hoc Committee on Implementing ADA RequirementsMember 
1992-1993SCS ad hoc Search Committee for Director of Center for Studies in AgingMember 
1993CSA Ad-Hoc Faculty Search CommitteeMember 
1990-1991Faculty Senate Athletics Policy and Review Committee University of Cincinnati
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 American Planning Association (APA)Member 
 American Public Health Association (APHA)Member 
 Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)Member 
 Gerontological Society of America (GSA)Member 
 National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)Member 
 National Association for Senior Living Industries (NASLI)Member 
 National Council on the Aging (NCOA)Member 
 Sigma Phi Omega Gerontological Professional/Honor SocietyMember 
 Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR)Member 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2009SCS Partnership Award in Recognition of Support Given to the Senior Adults of Tarrant CountySenior Citizens Services of Tarrant County Texas
2008Distinguished Service of Lasting Benefit AwardNorth Central Texas Council of Governments
200615-Year Service AwardUniversity of North Texas
2005Public Health Advocate of the Year AwardDenton County Health Department
2005Betty J. Clockley Minority Issues Research AwardAmerican Public Health Association
2004Service AwardSickle Cell Disease Association of Greater Fort Worth
2004Service AwardTexas Organization of Residential Care Homes
2003Service AwardUNT Office of Equity and Diversity
2001Service AwardUNT
1998Service AwardNational Council on the Aging, Inc. National Adult Day Services Association
1995Research AwardTexas Association on Mental Retardation for "Research Conducted in Mental Retardation Impacting the State of Texas."
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2010Alzheimer's Association of Greater DallasInstructorService Learning Project
2010Mental Health Association of Tarrant CountyInstructorService Learning Project
2010Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant CountyInstructorService Learning Project
2010VNA Meals on WheelsInstructorService Lrarning Project
2010SPAN, Inc.InstructorService Learning Project
2010Office of Human ConcernInstrucrorService Learning Project
2010Visiting Nurse AssociationInstructorService Learning Project
2010Denton Housing AuthorityInstructorService Learning Project
2010Senior Adult ServicesInstructorService Learning Project
2010Deaf Action CenterInstructorService Learning Project
2010The Senior SourceInstructorService Learning Project
2009Mental Health Association of Tarrant CountyInstructorService Learning Project
2009SPAN, Inc.InstructorService Learning Project
2009Senior Citizens Services of Tarrant CountyInstructorServioe Learning Project
2009Alzheimer's Association of Greater DallasInstructorService Learning Project
2009Adult Protective ServicesInstructorService Learning Project
2008People's Clinic of DentonInstructorService Learning Project
2008SPAN, Inc.InstructorService Learning Project
2008Southern Social Services Group, Inc.InstructorService Learning Project
2008The Senior SourceInstructorService Learning Project
2008Alzheimers Association Greater DallasInstructorService Learning Project
2008City of GarlandInstructorService Learning Project
2007Tarrant County Area Agency on AgingInstructorService Learning Project
2007Lion HospiceInstructorService Learning Project
2007Mercer HouseInstructorService Learning Project
2007Dallas Area Agency on AgingInstructorService Learning Project
2007Texoma Area Agency on AgingInstructorService Learning Project
2007AVALON CareInstructorService Learning Project
2007Haltom Senior CenterInstructorService Learning Project
2007Grace Presbyterian VillageInstructorService Learning Project
2007Guardianship Services, Inc.InstructorService Learning Project
2007Central Texas Area Agency on AgingInstructorService Learning Project
2007Kiwanis Presentation on Mediation in AgingPublic Speaker 
2007Texas Department of Protective and Regulatoru ServicesInstructorService Learning Project
2007Urban League of Greater DallasInstructorService Learning Project
2007Tarrant County Area Agency on AgingInstructorService Learning Project
2007Visiting Nurse AssociationInstructorService Learning Project
2007Capital Area Area Agency on AgingInstructorService Learning Project
2006Guardianship ServicesInstructorService Learning Project
2006America Reads AcademyInstructorService Learning Project
2006The ConservatoryInstructorService Learning Project
2006AIDS Services of North TexasInstructorService Project
2006Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant CountyInstructorService Learning Project
2006Mental Health Association of Tarrant CountyInstructorService Learning Project
2006SPAN, Inc.InstructorService Learning Project
2006Denton County MHMRInstructorService Learning Project
2006ESP Presentation on Mediation in AgingPublic Speaker 
2006Denton County Health DepartmentInstructorService Learning Project
2004CEU training session for the Texas Organization of Residential Care Providers. “Aging Trends in Texas and Trends in Assisted Living: Survey Findings.”Workshop 
2003CEU training sessions for the Dallas Area Gerontological Society. “Ethics and Aging.Workshop Panelist 
2003CEU training session for the Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes in San Antonio. “Aging Trends in Texas and Trends in Assisted Living Industry That Impact the Future Delivery of Long Term Care.”Workshop 
2002Served as Judge for the Denton Senior PageantJudge 
2002CEU training session for the Texas Association on Mental Retardation in Corpus Christi. “Why Coalitions Alone Are Not Enough: The Texas Experiment.”Workshop 
2002CEU training session for the Joint Conference of the National Council on the Aging and the American Society on Aging in Denver. “Evaluating Multipurpose Senior Centers in the 21st Century: Linking Individualized Needs Assessment with Program Impact.”Workshop 
2001CEU training for the Texas Department on Mental Health and Mental Retardation. “Networking to Serve Aging and Developmental Disabilities Populations: The Important Role of Social Worker.”Statewide teleconference 
2001CEU training session for Region V Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation in San Antonio. “Texas Aging and Developmental Disability Coalitions: Goals and Achievements.”Workshop 
2001“Serving the Needs of Individuals: New Measures for Program Accountability.” Denton, Texas: Institute for Mediation in Aging. Presented to the Texas Recreation and Parks Society Regional Meeting for Senior Center Staff from 73 Texas Counties.Workshop 
2000Texas Institute for Research and Education on Aging. Designed and conducted program evaluation for a hospital co-funder of the Senior Volunteers for Childhood Immunization Program in Temple, Texas.Project Evaluator 
2000“Partnering to Serve an Aging Congregation in the 21st Century”. Commissioned by Office of Peace and Justice Ministries and disseminated to Cuerpo de Cristo and Social Ministries Conference; Diocese of Fort Worth. Training targets ministerial formatioWorkshop 
1999Texas Institute for Research and Education on Aging and US Dept. of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Services. Conducted initial training for Seniors for Childhood Immunization in Program Demonstration in South Carolina.Compressed Video Training 
1998University of North Texas and Institute for Mediation in Aging. Conducted campus-wide employee seminar in retirement planning concepts and principles.Workshop Panelist 
1997-1998Central Texas Area Agency on Aging, & Central Texas United Way, & Institute for Mediation in Aging.Mediation & Strategic Planning 
1997Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Institute for Mediation in Aging.Expert Advisor 
1997Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Institute for Mediation in Aging.In-Service Training 
1997Houston County Area Agency on Aging & Institute for Mediation in Aging.In-Service Training 
1997Texas Managed Care Coalition & Institute for Mediation in Aging.Technical Support 
1997Adult Day Care of North Texas, Inc. & Institute for Mediation in Aging.Strategic Planning & Board Training 
1997Lewisville Habitat for Humanity & Institute for Mediation in Aging.Strategic Planning & Board Training 
1996-presentUniversity of North Texas Voluntary Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program.Mediator 
1996training and presented a training manuscript, "Voluntarism: Successful Development and Management", for the Texas Regional Meeting of the National Federation of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers.Organizational development 
1996Texas state-wide planning symposium for adult day service providers.Mediated 
1996a regional coalition-building forum for Texas adult day service providers.Mediated 
1996Louisville Center for Dispute Resolution.Mediator 
1996consultation to the Adult Day Care Association of Texas.Organizational development 
1996"Demographic Imperatives for Educators", at an institute titled "Educating Youth for an Aging Society: Gerontology in Education." Sponsored by the National Academy for Teaching and Learning About Aging.Conducted professional development seminar 
1995-1998Educational GerontologyMember of the Editorial Board 
1995-1997National Adult Day Services Association of the National Council on the Aging.At-Large Delegate 
1995"Sociological Aspects of Aging: Demography, Epidemiology, and Economic Status", for the Northeast Region of the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers.Conducted annual professional development workshop 
1994-1996in planning and grant writing; conducted board training with the Retired Seniors & Volunteer Program (RSVP).Provided technical assistance 
1994"Sociological Aspects of Aging: Demography, Epidemiology, and Economic Status", for the Northeast Region of the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers.Conducted annual professional development workshop 
1993-presentfor an intergenerational childhood immunization program funded by the federal Administration on Aging.Project evaluator 
1993-1996in program development and evaluation; conducted trustee board leadership training for the Adult Day Care of North Texas, Inc.Provided technical assistance 
1993-1994in project planning, media programming, and evaluation with the United Way of Denton, Inc.Provided technical consultation 
1993workshop, "Sociological Aspects of Aging: Demography, Epidemiology, and Economic Status", at the Northeast Region of the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers.Conducted annual professional development 
1993"Caring for Persons with Disabilities", at the Professional Development Institute of the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers.Conducted geriatric training seminar 
1992-1996The Southwestern, Journal of the Southwest Society on Aging.Member of the Editorial Board 
1992-1995Denton State School in developing and fostering aging and developmental disabilities community services coalitions.Conducted management in-service training seminar 
1992"Social and Economic Aspects of Aging", at the Northeast Region of the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers.Conducted annual professional development workshop 
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